Get your Broker Management CE before prices go up

Managing Brokers – Save yourself some money and relieve stress by signing up for the 12-hour IAR Broker Management Continuing Education (BMCE) webinar, scheduled for Feb. 4 and 5.

The February course costs $139, and starts at 9 a.m. both days, according to the IAR Licensing and Training Center. If you wait until April to satisfy your requirements, the price will go up $20 to $30 depending on when you take it. Managing Brokers who take the course can do so in the privacy of their own home or office.

If you haven’t registered for the event, call 800-523-5077 or visit https://iar.webex.com or email to education@iar.org.

The instructor for the course is Norm Willoughby, a licensed real estate instructor, a licensed real estate managing broker and auctioneer. He served as assistant commissioner for the State of Illinois Real Estate Professions Bureau, Office of Banks and Real Estate, from 1995 to 2003.

Since 2003, Willoughby has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Decatur Association of REALTORS®. Since 2012, he’s also served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Central Illinois Board of REALTORS®.

Register before midnight tonight for Managing Broker webinar Tuesday and Wednesday

Upgrade to the Managing Broker license by completing the 15-hour “Managing Broker Pre-license Applied Management & Supervision” webinar starting Tuesday at 9 a.m.

The webinar offers the interactive portion of the 45-hour Managing Broker requirement.

Registration ends at midnight tonight if you haven’t registered for the event. Call 800-523-5077 or visit either https://iar.webex.com or www.illlinoisrealtor.org/education. The cost is $159.

Best of all, you can take the course without ever having to leave your home or office.

The instructor for the course is Norm Willoughby, a licensed real estate instructor, a licensed real estate managing broker and auctioneer. He served as assistant commissioner for the State of Illinois Real Estate Professions Bureau, Office of Banks and Real Estate, from 1995 to 2003.

Since 2003, Willoughby has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Decatur Association of REALTORS®. Since 2012, he’s also served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Central Illinois Board of REALTORS®.

Work now to complete managing broker license renewal in April

Managing broker licensees must complete continuing education requirements and apply to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to renew their licenses by April 30, 2015.

Those who earned their first managing broker license after Feb. 1, 2013 must take 12 hours of regular continuing education courses before April 30, 2015, including six Core hours (one Core A and one Core B course, respectively) and a maximum of six Elective hours. The 12-hour Broker Management CE course is not required.

Those who earned their license prior to Feb. 1, 2013 need a total of 24 CE hours by April 30, 2015. They will need 12 hours of regular CE by the deadline, including a minimum of six Core hours (one Core A and one Core B course, respectively) and 12 Elective hours. In addition, they will need 12 hours of Broker Management CE that is only available through a live classroom course or through state-approved live webinars (including those offered by the IAR Licensing and Training Center).

Managing brokers first licensed after Feb. 1, 2015 will not need to take CE or renew by April 30, 2015. Check your license for the renewal date.

Illinois licensed attorneys are exempt from all CE requirements including Broker Management CE, but they must complete the renewal application by the renewal deadline.

Renew your managing broker license electronically through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).

Cost to renew on or before the renewal deadline is $200. After April 30, the cost will be $250.

Need CE hours?
Check the IAR Education Lookup – http://www.illinoisrealtor.org/lookup – to review your education credits for courses taken and passed through the IAR Licensing and Training Center. If you took courses through another organization, your CE will not be reflected. You’ll need to contact the other school for those records.

For more information, visit the 2015 Managing Broker License Renewal page.

 

Thank you, GRI sponsors!

The Illinois Association of REALTORS® wants to extend its thanks to the sponsors of the 50th Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) taking place at the Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette today through Thursday.

Our sponsors include:

In addition to offering REALTORS® GRI Course II, GRI Course III and the Wayne Edwards GRI Grad course this week, a 50th Anniversary Celebration will be held Wednesday night.

Individuals who receive the GRI designation earn $27,000 more annually and report an increase in referrals their first year with the designation.

Remember when cowboys and cowgirls were heroes?

Today’s Throwback Thursday photo harkens back to 1981, when GRI had a western theme. Although “Maverick” starring James Garner, was the only western on prime time TV back then, you could still tune in to syndicated versions of “Gunsmoke,” “Bonanza,” or watch cowboys like Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.

Do you recognize any of the REALTOR® stars in these photos?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Register by Nov. 21 for the Illinois Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation and anniversary celebration!